EnviroScreen from Verosol is a PVC-free metalized interior solar shade fabric that is available in 2% and 5% openness and woven of 100% Trevira CS polyester yarns, making the fabric inherently flame retardant. To metalize the fabric, rolls of EnviroScreen are first bathed in a solution to remove any impurities. The fabric is then passed through a vacuum chamber where pure aluminum is heated, vapourized and then bonded to the surface of the fabric forming a microscopically thin layer. The aluminum is fused to the fabric yarns and it is this patented process that gives EnviroScreen its ability to reflect up to 68% of incoming infrared heat, UV light, and visible light. Viewed from the exterior of a building, EnviroScreen fabric has an off-white appearance similar to standard white or grey shades. As the sun’s rays hit the back of EnviroScreen, light is diffused and scattered in all directions eliminating any mirror effect.
EnviroScreen is a colour-performance-independent fabric – meaning that unlike standard solar shade fabrics, EnviroScreen has virtually the same solar and optical performance across its entire colour range.